Tiki Time!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

It's Thursday already! I'm so thankful for that!

Hopefully, if the weather holds up, I think we're going to have a lazy weekend and spend it by the lake shore or the community pool. We do have a wedding reception to go to, but that will be so laid back, it's not going to interfere with our weekend plans. :) What plans do you all have this weekend?

Today's card is all about those lazy days by the pool! Now this is living! :D

I used this week's bonus sketch from 2sketches4you. It was exactly what the doctor ordered to showcase this stamp from this month's 'Life's A Beach' stamp release from There She Goes! (I noticed that it's already out of stock :( but I'm sure Jessica will have it restocked very soon!)

See that faux wood paper? It's double sided paper that I found at Michael's recently and I really just stumbled onto it! The other side, which has cruise ships and a 50's travel theme on it was the side that was facing up and I didn't know it had this awesome wood grain on the back until I flipped it over just to check! Love it when good things happen like that! :) I paired it with some very old Basic Grey island looking paper I've had for eons now. This was the only sheet I bought of it and I have made the most out of every square inch of that sheet! :D I have just enough left to make one more card from it and then it's gone forever :( *sniff*

The Tiki hut was colored with SU reinkers and my aquapainter again. This time on Georgia Pacific cardstock, which isn't' very forgiving, but I like the smooth look. I added some Stickles to the cocktail glasses just to glam up the card a bit. That inverted scalloped circle was created with my decorative scissors, but I think you can buy Nesties that do the same job too. This card took no time at all to pull together. That almost never happens for me! LOL
See you tomorrow! :D

Stamps: There She Goes 'Life's A Beach'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Creamy Caramel, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Close To Cocoa, Old Olive, Morning Marigold, Regal Rose, Coll Caribbean, Sahara Sand
Papers: Core Dinations Color Core, Georgia Pacific, PP - Basic Grey (old stuff!) and Creative Imaginations 'Signature Collection'
Access: Decorative Scissors, Dimensionals, Stickles


Tracey said...

A fabulous card Sandra! Love that wood grain!

Vicki G said...

Beautiful Sandra! Love the wood grain!

kadie said...

This card makes me sooooo want to go on vacay! I love the wood panel paper. It rocks this card and draws me right into the image. Great job!

Heather P. said...

This is sooooo cute! Love all the little details that really make this such a fabulous card!

That Basic Grey paper matches the bathing suit my daughter wore when she was 3 months old... *sigh* I miss those baby days! I'm a paper hoarder, and have like 4 sheets left of that BG Lollipop Shoppe Tutti Frutti paper... I'd be happy to send you a couple!

Unknown said...

Wow Sandra!! It's beautifully done!! Great papers with the image!!

Penni said...

Love this card. The papers look fab with the image.


Ann Kranitz said...

Hi Sandra, I found you via SCS today and I just love your blog. Your watercoloring is awesome and this Tiki Card is super fun!!

Mary Giles said...

Oh this looks so tropical. That wood grain paper really makes the image pop. A good reminder to us all...check the backs of your papers.

~amy~ said...

OMGoodness....Sandra, I love it!!!

Lorie said...

This is an absolutely "Funtastic" card, Sandra! I am continually amazed at what you can do with decorative scissors. Who needs nesties when you can work miracles like that! I love your card, and hope you have a fabulous and relaxing weekend! Have fun!!

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